Monday, December 14, 2015

GSNCA Selects Central Alabama 2016 Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama will hold its annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 11, 2016, 11:30 a.m. at the Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham. This luncheon will recognize outstanding women representing Central Alabama.

The Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon pays tribute to women who have made special contributions to their community through civic, academic or professional involvement and are exemplary role models for today’s girls.   

Neeysa Biddle, AlbertvilleSt. Vincent’s Health System, President & CEO, will receive the Frances E. Couch Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nancy Goedecke, Birmingham - Mayer Electric Supply Company, Chairman of the Board/CEO, will receive the Mildred Bell Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Anne Moman, Northport – Community Volunteer, will receive the Karen LaMoreaux Bryan Lifetime Achievement Award. 

 Lifetime Achievement Awards honor the memory of beloved civic leaders whose contributions had far-reaching impact in their communities. These awards are given annually to women who have prior affiliations with Girl Scouting and have made lifelong contributions to their communities by distinguishing herself through professional, community or humanitarian efforts.

This year, GSNCA will honor women who excel in categories that relate to the organization’s core initiatives: financial literacy, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and healthy living. Girl Scouts will also honor women in the categories of today’s leader and tomorrow’s young woman of distinction.

The 2016 Central Alabama Women of Distinction Honorees are:

LaJuana Bradford, Trussville – Regions Bank, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility - Financial Literacy

Alice Womack, Mountain Brook – Oakworth Capital Bank, Client Advisor – Financial Literacy

 Kim Greene, Mountain Brook – Southern Company, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – STEM

Linda Sewell, Birmingham – Energen, Vice President of External Affairs - STEM

Ann Heard-Nesbitt, Birmingham – Cooper Green Mercy Health Services, Senior Clinical Dietitian – Healthy Living

Dr. Donna Slovensky, Vestavia Hills – UAB SHP, Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs – Healthy Living

Kelly Carlton, Indian Springs – United Way of Central Alabama, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Today’s Leader

Maibeth Porter, Birmingham – Maynard Cooper & Gale, Shareholder – Today’s Leader

Vickie Saxon, Birmingham – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Resources – Today’s Leader

Dr. Ura (Bunnie) LaMoreaux (posthumous), Tuscaloosa – Bun Lam Enterprises, Founder and President - Today’s Leader

Briana Danielle Nicole Kinsey, Birmingham – Daring to Defeat Diabetes, Inc., President and Founder – Tomorrow’s Young Woman of Distinction

Justine Panian, Tuscaloosa – Crimson Carnations, President – Tomorrow’s Young Woman of Distinction

Proceeds from the Women of Distinction Luncheon provide direct support to Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, which serves more than 9,500 girl members in 36 counties.

An additional luncheon will be held for the North Alabama Women of Distinction in April. 

For more information on reservations or sponsorships, please contact Tonya Mines at 800-734-4541 x1030 or Tickets to the luncheon are $60 for general admission and $45 for Girl Scout members.

About Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
We're over 13,000 strong—9,500 girls and 3,800 adults in 36 counties in the state of Alabama who believe girls can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts' founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents.

Today we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is a United Way partner. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit or call 800-734-4541.